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May money & seedlings destroyed

May 17th, 2006 at 08:57 am

I have to cut back on chiropractic appointments. I had to pull $75 out of my emergency fund to pay for them this month already, and my fund is down to $125. I'm not going to be able to contribute anything to it this month, unfortunately.

Tonight I have a neck-cracking appointment and I'm going to have to tell her that I need to cut back to every two weeks or longer. I've been feeling a lot better...not 100%, but a lot better. She wants to solve the mystery of my headaches...I don't have the money to do that right now. I'd rather keep up with monthly massage appointments, which definitely help my body overall, rather than spend all I've got on weekly cracking.

I'm way overbudget this month. If I can stay out of Target until June, I'll be doing ok. I've only budgeted about $40 for groceries ($80 combined) for the rest of the month, but I think we can swing that.

My mom loved her Mother's Day gift. I got to see my parents for about 24 hours last weekend, which was nice. Smile I hadn't seen them since Christmas. They paid for way more in that 24 hour period than they should have - lunch, dinner, breakfast, gasoline, a new rain jacket for me - but fighting it just makes them more adamant. I guess since I so rarely see them, I should just try to enjoy it. I love my new rain jacket (essential in MN in the monsoon seasons of spring and fall). My old one was a men's size XXL and came down almost to my knees! This one actually fits. Wink

I have tried three times already to grow basil, tomatoes, and pepper plants. The cats are fascinated by the grow light and the little seedlings underneath it. I have the seedlings covered up with a tupperware container but the cats work to pull it off. Every time, they have managed to make off with one or more of the dirt pods. Last night I came home to dirt spread all over the kitchen and dead seedlings. I have to start all over again. I'm not sure where else I can put the grow light and the seedlings...I'm about to give up on this. I don't understand the fascination! I have a hard enough time trying to grow plants from seed - I don't need their interference!

Tomorrow is a big day in job-world...please send good vibes my way! I'll update tomorrow.

6 Responses to “May money & seedlings destroyed”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Good luck with the review...I don't care what your boss says. I think you're great!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Good luck to you!! {{good vibes}}

    Is there a spare room that you can put your seedlings in and then leave the door shut while you're gone? A closet? Garage? Smile Sounds like your cats are very mischievious!

  3. miclason Says:

    ((good vibes))

    Cats are curious...if they had never seen these things, they will want to explore it...putting the tupperware on top only makes it more mysterious/ worthier of being investigated!

  4. StressLess Says:

    This is gonna sound crazy, but it does work. Next winter you could try planting your seeds in mini greenhouses outside. And I mean the dead of winter. There is a whole discussion area about this at Garden Web:
    Text is forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/wtrsow/ and Link is
    The "greenhouses" they use are old milk jugs, soda bottles, and so forth, with plenty of ventilation. Very frugal. I did it successfully with tomato plants a couple of years ago. My main problems were wind, and some unexpectedly warm days when I forgot to take lids off. But it does work, even in colder areas.

    My cat would want to investigate if they were indoors, too!

  5. contrary1 Says:

    I'm having difficulty with the kittens out doors even! This morning I think it is safe to say I actually hate the 3 kittens.........and I normally love cats. These 3 have made more work and cost more in destroyed plants (and other items) than any animal I've ever owned. Not sure what the difference is.......... I have told these 3 that they may be moving..we'll see if threats work!

  6. LittleGopher Says:

    I have three curious cats too. Mine would do the same thing. We have no plants inside our house. When the girls bring me dandelions or lilacs, my three maniacs shred the flowers and dump the water on the counter. When I want to 'keep' the flowers longer than two seconds, I either have to be right next to them, defending them against the cats, or I lock the vase into the bathroom. I can commiserate, but have no solutions!

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